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    • When it's night time down in Dixieland

    • Sheet music covers; Log cabins; Freedmen; Musical instruments; Entertainers; African Americans
    • Cover shows a nighttime scene of a group of African Americans singing, dancing, and playing the violin and banjo. Inset photograph at lower right of song performers Val Harris and Jack Manion.
    • Vanderbilt University Waltz

    • Students; Universities & colleges; Sheet music covers; Lyricists; Musicians; Musical instruments
    • Cover has inset photograph of Mabel Lee McFerrin, the song's author, in upper left-hand corner beside title. Inset photograph of the Vanderbilt University Glee and Banjo and Mandolin Clubs is positioned in lower center. Top of cover reads:...
    • The washing day: a proper new ballad for wet weather

    • Sheet music covers; Fictitious characters; Laundry; Weather; Clotheslines
    • Drawing of an angry-looking man in dressing gown and cap, with glasses perched on his forehead. He appears in the clouds above a clothesline holding laundry. On the ground are baskets, pails, an iron, and scrubbing brushes.
    • The Swedish melodies as sung by Madlle. Jenny Lind

    • Sheet music covers; Clothing & dress; Women; Singers
    • Oval lithograph with border of Jenny Lind (1820-1887), seated with hands folded, wearing formal dress and flowers in her hair. "Written and composed by A.F. Lindblad." "Rendered into English from the Swedish by J. Wrey Mould." Lithograph by Sarony...
    • The red stockings

    • Sheet music covers; Baseball players
    • Black and white lithograph shows baseball scene with focus on pitcher wearing the Cincinnati Red Stockings uniform and mutton chop sideburns. Circling the pitcher are portraits of nine named players in ovate frames. At head of title: "To the;...
    • The political quartet

    • Flags; Political parties; Political elections
    • Cover depicts portraits of four 1896 presidential candidates positioned at each corner of the page with the American flag announcing elections in which the Republican, Democrat, Prohibition and Populist parties were represented. Portraits are...
    • The Old Contraband

    • Sheet music covers; Music title pages; Songs; Ballads; Minstrel shows
    • Sheet music, consisting of six pages, with an etching of an "African-American" representing the "Old Contraband." The composers are listed on the front cover.
    • The National union

    • Sheet music covers; Flags; Horses; Patriotism; Eagles; Capitols
    • Features a color engraving of the U.S. Capitol; two men on horseback look at the building from afar. An oval gold chain, in which each state is represented by a link, is superimposed on an arch with gray Doric columns. Above capitol: "In Union's...
    • The drummer boy of Shiloh

    • Battlefields; War casualties; Civil wars; Soldiers
    • Cover depicts fallen drummer boy surrounded by mourning comrades and other casualties as the Battle of Shiloh rages. Cover image has only sepia tint.
    • The Crow quadrilles

    • Sheet music covers; Caricatures; African Americans; Ethnic stereotypes
    • The antebellum character Jim Crow is surrounded by seven demeaning caricatures of African Americans: one wearing fancy uniform and carrying sword; hunting with rifle; fight over a woman; man on boat looking at alligator; man dressed in formal...
    • The children of the battlefield

    • Sheet music covers; Children; Families; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Lithograph from a photograph of three young children serves as the centerpiece of the cover of a Civil War-era song, dedicated by the author, James G. Clark, to J. Francis Bourns M.D. of Philadelphia, Pa.
    • The Century Waltz Song sheet music cover

    • Sheet music covers; Centennial celebrations
    • A color drawing of the front of and side view of the Parthenon building at the 1897 Tennessee Centenial Exposition. The drawing is embellished by figures of urns, torches, flowers, ribbons, and musical instruments. Notation indicates "Official...
    • The Bonnie Blue Flag

    • Sheet music covers; Songs; Music
    • "The Bonnie Blue Flag" sheet music, dedicated to General John W. Geary and the Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps, United States Army. Entered according the Act of Congress A. D. 1864, by H. H. K. Elliott in the Clerks Office of the District...
    • The blue & the gray

    • Civil wars; Military officers; Generals; Peace; Surrenders; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
    • Cover depicts Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee, in uniform, shaking hands, with the slogan "Let us have peace" printed above them. The remains of the battlefield are shown on the ground around them, including cannon, flags, and a drum.

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